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Friday, March 23, 2018

Hopefuls Enter Next Phase In Georgia Special Election With Work To Do

Ossoff and his supporters still have hope that they can flip the district in June, and some of that is based on the tepid support it showed for Trump, who carried it in November by less than 2 points. And Tuesday’s vote showed the perils of allying with Trump, with the two candidates running as the most ardent pro-Trump loyalists flailing at the polls.

April 20, 2017

British Prime Minister Calls For Early Election

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday she will seek an early election on June 8. Three weeks after officially launching the process for Britain to exit the European Union, May said opposition parties are threatening to derail the process and that parliament is not coming together in the same way as the nation.

April 18, 2017
Trump, Conservative, Press

Trump Slams Top Democrat In Georgia’s Special Election

“The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal (sic) race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” Trump posted. The president’s involvement is an indicator of the importance of the Georgia election. Flipping a seat in the GOP-majority House would be a nice accomplishment for the Democrats in the early days of the Trump presidency

April 18, 2017
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses an audience at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

Georgia Voters In This Reliably Republican District May Be Preparing To ‘Stick It’ To Trump

After a scare for Republicans in Kansas last week, when a congressional race got uncomfortably close in a district Trump had dominated in the presidential election, the Georgia fight teeters on becoming a full-blown crisis for a party that should be relishing its recent success and consolidating power. A Democratic win here, unthinkable weeks ago, is now a very real possibility.

April 17, 2017
Michel Martelly, President of Haiti

Postponed Haiti Runoff Endangers Presidential Handover

The head of Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council says it’s impossible to organize a presidential runoff in time for the country to meet a Feb. 7 constitutionally-imposed deadline for the handover of power from one elected president to another.

January 6, 2016
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Million-Dollar Donations Fuel Super PACs’ New Dominance

Super PACs and other outside groups raised more than $250 million during the first half of 2015.

August 1, 2015
Scotland, Independence, Election, England, UK, Scottish Nationalist Party, Torres, Labor Party, Politics, World News, Top News

Scotland Tense Ahead Of United Kingdom Elections This Week

The division between Scotland’s two main political parties has resurfaced as the Nationalist Party seeks to sweep the national elections this Thursday.

May 5, 2015
Rahm Emanuel, Chicago, Mayor, Election, Chuy Garcia, Politics, National News, Voting, Democrats

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Trounces Challenger In Runoff

Rahm Emanuel is having a ‘beautiful day’ as he emerges victorious in the Chicago mayoral runoff, winning a second term

April 8, 2015
Nigeria, Election, Johnathan Goodyear, President, Muhammadu Buhari, Africa, Politics, World News, Muslim, Christian

Opposition Candidate Builds Solid Lead In Nigeria Presidential Election

Analysts predict challenger Muhammadu Buhari to win the Nigerian presidential election which would not only be the first democratic transfer of power in the country, but a victory for the Muslim minorities in the largely Christian nation.

March 31, 2015

Analysis: Lessons For Democratic Strategists From 2014

Senate Democratic strategists need to learn to be more realistic.

November 18, 2014

Jeb Bush For President?

Do you think Jeb Bush should be elected president in 2016?

November 11, 2014

Election Setbacks For Obama May Embolden Foreign Adversaries

The challenging policy goals set by the White House will be harder to achieve with the perception abroad that a president “who was headed for lame-duck status is even less relevant.”

November 10, 2014

Obama Strives To Shake Off Lame-Duck Label At Start Of Trip To China

In China, Obama defended his decision to send more military trainers to Iraq and applauded the protesters in Hong Kong.

November 10, 2014

WATCH: Any Hope For Common Ground In Congress?

Joe Conason discusses bipartisanship in Congress on key issues on MSNBC’s ‘The Reid Report.’

November 7, 2014

The Boehner-McConnell Relationship: Mutual Respect, Low Drama

Will a mutual respect between leaders be enough to make Congress productive again?

November 7, 2014

GOP Triumph Tempered By Hard Problems, Now And In 2016

Although they beat out Democrats for the Senate, and in many races for Governor, Republicans will have a lot of work cut out for them with

November 5, 2014

Some Voters In Chicago Wait 9 Hours To Vote: ‘I Just Didn’t Want To Be Denied’

Disorganization at some Chicago polling places resulted in waits of up to nine hours for voters.

November 5, 2014

Midterm Outcome: Mandate On Obama Or Big Money At Play?

Republicans will say election outcome is a referendum on Obama, but it may have a lot more to do with the failure of Citizens United.

November 5, 2014

Graham, Scott, Haley Win South Carolina Elections

Get the election results from South Carolina.

November 4, 2014

In Small Town America, Voters Want Change

A look at voting in a small town in Virginia that typically leans Republican.

November 4, 2014

Voting Starts In U.S. Polls Expected To Deal Rebuke To Obama

As voting draws to a close, North Carolina and New Hampshire will be two states to watch for a sense of how the chips will fall nationally.

November 4, 2014

Kansas Republican Voices An Incumbent’s Lament

Pat Roberts says it’s “been a tough year” for all incumbents.

November 4, 2014

Joe Biden Emerges As Patron Saint Of The Embattled House Democrat

With President Obama’s unpopularity, Joe Biden is hitting the campaign trail to support House Democrats– and perhaps set the stage for an announcement about 2016.

November 4, 2014

California Democrats Sign Up Thousands Of New Voters, But Will They Cast Ballots?

Will enough of the newly registered voters in California turn out to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s election?

November 4, 2014

GOP Wave? What To Watch For Tuesday Night

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sure looks as if it’s going to be a Republican night. Polling, history and lots of anecdotal evidence are on the Republicans’ side as voters go to the polls Tuesday. A president’s party usually loses congressional seats in his sixth year. The latest averages of new polls […]

November 3, 2014